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Israel says it successfully
tests new missile defense

Reuters, by Dan Williams

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 2/25/2013 1:24:37 PM

Jerusalem - Israel carried out a successful first test on Monday of its upgraded Arrow interceptor, which is designed to destroy in space the kind of missiles held by Iran and Syria, defense officials said. The U.S.-backed Arrow III will deploy "kamikaze" satellites that track and slam into ballistic missiles above the earth´s atmosphere, high enough to allow for any chemical, biological or nuclear warheads to disintegrate safely. Monday´s test was the first flight of the system, but did not involve the interception of any target. Israel deployed the previous version, Arrow II, more than a decade ago

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: schnapps, 2/25/2013 3:21:49 PM     (No. 9195579)

To destroy an enemy missile in space, where collateral damage is minimized is a great step forward. Soon to be followed by Arrow IV, which will be designed to destroy the missile over the enemy´s main cities, we hope.



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